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Mary A. Hicks interview with Charlie Barbour

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 2888

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript of an interview. Barbour was interviewed by Mary A. Hicks in 1937 as part of the Federal Writer's Project for the Works Progress Administration. The item includes handwritten corrections. Barbour talks about slave dances, "corn shuckin's," and not being able to swim. He remembers the Yankees entering and ransacking the plantation. He was happy to be free and escape the fear of being sold. He said he did well after emancipation. "I'se glad dat slavery am ober. Cas now de nigger has got a chanct ter live an' larn with de whites. Dey won't neber be as good as de whites but dey can larn ter live an' enjoy life more."


  • 1937


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Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Interviews must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Barbour was a former slave living in North Carolina.


1 item (4 p.)

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Custodial History

This item was photocopied from reel 79 of the 920 microfilm collection. SCM 000 323. Andronicus Publ. Co., 1941. Five reels of microfilm were purchased for $115 in 1971.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from; Andronicus Publ. Co.; 1971.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Mary A. Hicks interview with Charlie Barbour
Rose Frank
19 May 2011
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States